Jakarta, Nov 29, 2016 (Antara) - The World Commission on Sustainable Development Report entitled "Our Common Future" has reminded that the quality of life for the future of world's children depends on the decisions taken today.
"We borrow environmental capital from future generations with no intention or prospect of repaying. We act as we do, because we can get away with it. The future generations do not vote; they have no political or financial power; they cannot challenge our decisions, "the report, issued 35 years ago, said.
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has carried out an action toward sustainable development to secure the next generations' needs when he led a tree planting movement in Tasikharjo Village, Jenu sub-district, Tuban District, East Java Province, on Nov 28, 2016.
"In fact when we plant trees, it means we plant prayers, we plant hopes, (and we) plant our works for survival of the future generations," Jokowi said during the commemoration of Indonesian Tree Planting Day.
Ignoring the sustainability of the nature would trigger disasters such as floods and landslides in various regions.
Indonesia has experienced the consequences of not preserving the nature, such as haze resulting from burning of forests and floods resulting from cutting down the trees.
He cited major flooding in Bandung and Garut in West Java Province as an example of conversion of forest area into farming and residential areas, as well as mining and industrial areas.